Rascal Flatts hold off Keith for No. 1

April 19, 2006 at 2:40 PM
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NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" edged out Toby Keith's "White Trash with Money" to hold onto the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The band spent its second week atop both the main chart and the Top Country albums chart at sales of 345,000 copies with Keith right on their heels on both lists, selling 330,000 copies,Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

The 21st edition of the hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music" fell a spot to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 while Disney's "High School Musical" held onto No. 4.

T.I.'s "King" was No. 5 on the big chart but ruled the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts for a third week.

LL Cool J's "Todd Smith" debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 6, followed by Tim McGraw's "Greatest Hits Vol. 2 -- Reflected" at No. 7 and Pink's "I'm Not Dead" at No. 8.

The Top 10 was filled out by Daniel Powter's self-titled debut and James Blunt's "Back to Bedlam."

Overall CD sales rose 6 percent from the previous week with 11.8 million sold, an increase of 20 percent compared to the same week in 2005.

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